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Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

May 22, 2015

Hunters Point South Affordable Apartments Open With Farm and Beehive

Tenants began moving into the first of the two affordable buildings last week.

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May 21, 2015

Police Hunt Cyclist Who Groped Woman in Long Island City

The victim was walking on Jackson Avenue near 23rd Street when the man groped her, police said.

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May 21, 2015

Woman Who Fatally Pushed Man into Subway in Sunnyside Sentenced to 24 Years

Erika Menendez was sentenced for pushing Sunando Sen in front of a 7 train in 2012.

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May 20, 2015

Community Meeting to Discuss Plan to Bring Ferry Service to Astoria

The city is planning to bring ferry service to Astoria by 2017, the mayor said earlier this year.

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May 20, 2015

Parents Push for New Middle School in Sunnyside and Woodside

Parents will present a petition with over 600 signatures to Chancellor Carmen Farina Wednesday night. 

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May 19, 2015

Italian Seafood and Sushi Among New Dining Options at LIC's Z Hotel

Villa Enrico, which opened at Z Hotel earlier this month, will specialize in Italian seafood dishes.

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May 18, 2015

Planned Parenthood's First Full-Service Queens Clinic to Open in June

The new 14,000-square-foot facility at 21-41 45th Rd. is expected to open to patients in mid-June.

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May 18, 2015

Bill Inspired by LIC Sculpture Plan Requires Public Input for Outdoor Art

The bill requires Percent for Art pieces be presented at a public meeting so residents can weigh in.